Dining Services

Revised: 1/3/2018

Meal Plans
Upon arrival, residents select a meal plan through the Marketing and Sales Office, which in turn notifies the departments of Finance and Dining Services. Three meal plans are available:

Plan One – One meal a day, which may be taken at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Plan Two – Two meals a day (any two of the usual three).
Plan Three – Three meals a day.

Any time a resident wishes to change the meal plan, a “Request for Meal Plan” form must be completed. These forms are available at the main reception desk.

In order for a necessary adjustment to be made on the resident’s next monthly billing statement, this must be completed by the 15th of the month.

Special Diets
By appointment, a Registered Dietitian from Dining Services can provide special instructions to enable residents to choose wisely from the menu or can provide certain special foods ordered by a doctor. A fee will be assessed for independent living residents who use this service.

Holiday Meals
On certain legal holidays, in order for employees to have time with their families, Fairhaven will serve a reservation-only meal in the Beasman Dining Room. Dining times are announced on this site and in the Friday Bulletin when reservations are required.

Residents who are on a multiple-meal plan or who do not wish to go to the dining room may order a box dinner by submitting, at least two days before the holiday, the form available at the main Reception Desk. Holiday box dinners must be picked up before 2:00 p.m. from the Beasman Bistro.

Absence from Usual Meals
Whenever a resident does not plan to take a daily meal at Fairhaven, please notify the main reception desk at 410-795-8800, so that a status inquiry will not need to be made by campus Security.

Away Meal Credits
Special meal credit is given to residents when they are away from Fairhaven for 8 (eight) consecutive days or more. To receive this credit, complete the “Away Form” at the main Reception Desk. If residents are away from Fairhaven for 1 to 7 consecutive days they can get a “Missed Meal Voucher” upon return to Fairhaven. To receive this voucher, the resident must complete the “Away Form” before leaving Fairhaven. Residents can get up to 2 vouchers to be used in any Fairhaven Dining Venue.  The voucher is not transferable and can not be used for Special Events.  It is valid for one month from issue.

Dress Code
The published Dress Code shall be observed in all dining venues. Click here to see the Dress Code.

**Cell phones should be silenced in all dining venues.**

Dining Areas

Fairhaven offers several dining venues for residents’ use and enjoyment.The Beasman Center has the Beasman Dining Complex, which includes the Beasman Dining Room, the Fireside Room, and the Fireside Steakhouse and Grill. The Beasman Bistro is also located in the Beasman Center. The Copper Kettle Grill, located in the Fairhaven House, offers a cook-to-order seasonal menu for residents, guests and employees.

Beasman Dining Room

This is the main dining room for the Fairhaven campus, and it offers seated service for the evening meal Tuesday through Saturday. Buffet service is provided for lunch Monday through Saturday and for the Sunday and Monday evening meal. The Sunday Brunch is also buffet service. In the Beasman Dining Complex foyer, adjacent to the Fireside Room, there is a table on which daily selections of fresh fruit are offered. One serving of fruit per person per day may be taken from this display.

Beasman Dining Room Hours of Service
Breakfast (Monday – Saturday) 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch Buffet (Monday – Saturday) 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner (Monday – Saturday) 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Buffet 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Beasman Dining Room Reservations
For parties of 5 or more, reservations are required and may be made in person at or by calling the Hostess Station in the Beasman Dining Room at 410-795-8800, ext. 3620, during dining hours or by calling 410-795-8800, ext. 3867, during normal business hours or by email.

Fireside Room
The Fireside Room, the Fairhaven venue for haute cuisine and a more intimate dining experience, opens at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Diners may select from a special menu (there is a charge for this menu) that changes periodically or from the daily menu selections offered in the Beasman Dining Room. Seating is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required, with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Parties of 10 or more require special arrangements with Dining Services. Reservations may be made in person at or by calling the Hostess Station in the Beasman Dining Room at 410-795-8800, ext. 3620, during dining hours or by calling 410-795-8800, ext. 3867, during normal business hours.

Fireside Room Dress Code
Refer to the published Dress Code for special rules applicable to the Fireside Room. Click here to see the Dress Code.

Fireside Steakhouse and Grill

Fairhaven’s newly opened Fireside Steakhouse Restaurant offers our residents a premium level service within the comforts of our own campus. With a $15 dollar upcharge, there is open access to the full menu including shrimp brochette and crab cake appetizers, to a hearty French onion soup. Select from premium protein options including filet mignon and fresh halibut to your choice of seven sides and four desserts.  Reservations are required for this restaurant operating Tuesday through Saturday. We hope that everyone is willing to give it a try and talk to us about your experience.

Copper Kettle Grill
The Copper Kettle Grill offers seated service for dinner Monday through Friday. Guests (and residents for whom the meal is not covered by a dining plan) may pay with cash or credit cards for purchases. Menus without prices may be requested. Reservations are required and may be made in person at the Hostess Desk in the Copper Kettle Grill or by calling 410-795-8800, ext. 3703.

Copper Kettle Grill Hours of Service: (Monday – Friday)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The latest reservation time available is 6:30 p.m.

Beasman Bistro
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available, cafeteria style, to residents, guests and employees. Selections may be made from the daily menu for the Beasman Bistro or from the Beasman Dining Room menu. Meals may be eaten in the Beasman Bistro or ordered to go. Any food or drink taken from the Beasman Bistro that is not served as part of a resident’s meal of the day must be purchased.
Residents using the Beasman Bistro for meals on their meal plan will be asked to sign the Resident Roster.

Hours for the Beasman Bistro

Hot items, cooked to order: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Takeout from the Beasman Bistro
Beasman Bistro purchases may be taken for consumption elsewhere. If the purchase is picked up for a homebound resident, it must be signed for in the name of that resident in order to avoid an unnecessary status inquiry later.

To Go Order Hotline
To reduce waiting time in the Beasman Bistro, a resident may call ahead with a menu selection. This service is provided only through the Beasman Bistro and only for the evening meal. Orders must be placed no later than 4:00 p.m. and may be placed by calling 410-795-8800, ext. 4000, and following the instructions on the recording.

Guest Meals in the Beasman Center Dining Rooms
Charges for guest meals in the Beasman Dining Room and the Fireside Room are billed to a resident’s account; no cash is handled in the Beasman Dining Complex dining venues. If a guest insists upon paying cash, the payment may be made to the cashier in the Beasman Bistro or to the Receptionist at the main reception desk before dining. Prices may be obtained from the Hostess.

If a resident or guest wishes to reserve, for later consumption, any uneaten portion of a meal served in the Beasman Dining Room, the Fireside Room, the Garden Room, or the Copper Kettle Grill, a suitable disposable container may be requested from the server. No food or beverage may be taken from the Beasman Dining Complex venues when a buffet meal is served.

Blue Tray Service
For acute (short term) health reasons only, delivery meal service can be provided to residents at home. During regular working hours, only the Wellness Center can arrange for this service. After hours, approval must be obtained from the Health Care Center Nursing Supervisor. Alternatively, a spouse/family member/friend may pick up a meal “to go” for the resident from the Beasman Bistro, signing on behalf of the resident.

Catered Events
The Dining Services Department, at 410-795-8933, happily assists residents with catered events. Residents will be billed separately for the event. Outside caterers may only be contracted for private parties to be held in a resident’s home.

Types of Catered Events

Any meeting or gathering for which light refreshments are needed (i.e., coffee, tea, and Danish; punch and cookies; cheese and crackers).A small gathering (i.e., fewer than twelve) in or out of any dining venue. These events may be breakfast, lunch, cocktails, or dinner. Five days notice is requested.A large gathering (i.e., twelve or more) in or out of any dining venue. These events may be breakfast, lunch, cocktails, or dinner. Three weeks notice is requested.Meal Delivery Service: Home delivery meal service is available. Please refer to the current schedule of ancilliary charges for the delivery fee.

Outside Food and Beverages at Catered Events
Health Department Regulations and Fairhaven policy state that outside food and beverages are not permitted in any dining room, common areas, nor meeting rooms. Please contact the Dining Services office with any questions.

Reservations and Guidelines for Catered Events
Certain Fairhaven rooms may be reserved for catered events. Some of the rooms that may be reserved are listed below:

Cox Room – capacity limited to 50 people for cocktail parties and 30 for dinner.

Uplands Lounge – capacity limited to 100 people for a reception and to 30 for any other event.

Leighton Room – capacity limited to 30 people for any event.

Auditorium and the Beasman Lounge – for larger numbers of guests. (Meetings – 152, Seated – 71)

Johnzie’s Lounge – capacity limited to 125 people for any event.